Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) – The Difference between Success and Failure

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) – The Difference between Success and Failure

Published by: Blandine Faure
Published date: 30th Nov 2013
Categories: Blog

One of the hardest aspects of doing business in today’s dynamic business environment is the failure to come up with the right decision. No matter how great your products are or how good your information is, if you fail to make the right decision in relation to marketing products and forecasting future scenarios; then your chances of failure is significantly increased. For this reason, the use of a Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Performance Management (BPM) Tools, such as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is highly beneficial to the decision making, profits and success of an organisation.

‘Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is a comprehensive business intelligence platform that delivers a full range of capabilities’

What does OBIEE do?

  • Reports on data from any database (such as Oracle, MySQL, MS Access, SyBase, ODBC Sources and can connect with many other sources).
  • Provides a web platform for content.

The Advantages of using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition for organisations are:

Comprehensive BI Functionality

  • Common enterprise business model and abstraction layer (Oracle BI Server)
  • Includes interactive dashboards accessing business intelligence and applications content
  • Full ad hoc queries and analysis (Oracle BI Answers)
  • Proactive intelligence delivery and alerts (Oracle BI Delivers)
  • Scorecard and strategy management
  • Enterprise and financial reporting
  • Online analytical processing (OLAP) analysis and presentation (Hyperion Web Analysis)
  • High-volume production reporting (Hyperion Interactive Reporting and Hyperion SQR Production Reporting)
  • Real-time predictive intelligence
  • Disconnected analytics
  • Full integration with Microsoft Office.


  • Provides relevant insight to everyone, not just analysts.
  • All levels of the organisation can see information optimised for their role.

Unified Business Model

  • Built on an enterprise information model that unifies metadata across the Oracle BI tools and analytical applications for the lowest TCO.

Hot-Pluggable Infrastructure

  • Integrates with any data source, extraction, transformation and load (ETL) tool, major business application, application server, security infrastructure, portal technology, or any other front-end and analytical tools (dashboards, workspaces, search bars, ERP and CRM applications, mobile devices, and Microsoft Office applications).
  • Integrates with databases including IBM DB/2, Teradata, flat files; XML data; and unstructured data.

Compared to other products, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition offers mass access via Intranet, is scalable, is open standards based and deploys on all platforms. Overall, OBIEE reduces the skills required for report production and removes time to produce reports, enabling more time to analyse the results and provides ‘actionable insight’ indicating where action is required. This results in more accurate information, better decision making and in turn business success.

Additionally, because OBIEE benefits all levels of an organisation it can be used throughout reaching front of office to departments such as risk, finance, marketing and distribution, sales and production. It is also suitable for all types of organisations ranging from global corporations and SME’s. Therefore, for any organisation that has any data to analyse, OBIEE should be in your armoury as a ‘one step platform’ for BI and business success.

If you need more information on Oracle Business Intelligence Solutions; or if would like to arrange a consultation, please feel free to email or call us on 01 603 4300.